Leila Ahmed's A Quiet Revolution

Women in Islam

Different veils worn by Muslim women around the world.


The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam: G. Willow Wilson: 9780802145338: Amazon.com: Books

Amazon.com: Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women (9781593764289): Nura Maznavi, Ayesha Mattu: Books

The Butterfly Mosque: A Young Woman's Journey to Love and Islam

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In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom by Qanta A. Ahmed

Very compelling view into the One of the best books I read in my life - struggles of women in Africa and the middle East, specifically in the Islamic culture.

"According to Moroccan sociologist Mernissi ( Beyond the Veil ), the founder of Islam asserted the equality of women, rejected slavery and envisioned an egalitarian society. Mernissi further claims that successive Muslim priests manipulated and distorted sacred texts, from the seventh century onward, in an effort to maintain male privileges." - Amazon.com

"The Muslim Next Door offers easy-to-understand yet academically sound answers to [common] questions while also dispelling commonly held misconceptions. Written from the point of view of an American Muslim, the book addresses what readers in the Western world are most curious about, beginning with the basics of Islam and how Muslims practice their religion before easing into more complicated issues like jihad, Islamic fundamentalism, and the status of women in Islam." Amazon.com

"Each chapter examines a different part of the globe, exploring issues arising from cultural and religious codes, as well as from internal and global politics, economics, education, and the law. Readers will glimpse the many and diverse ways in which Muslim women are actively involved in addressing the conditions embedded in their discrete environments and taking up the opportunities afforded to them..." Amazon.com

Here are over 50 narratives of Muslim women living their lives in America. Written in a reporting style, this work includes photographs and careful categorization reflecting the diversity of American Muslim women. #Viking USA

"In this thoughtful and engaging biography, Ramadan offers Muslims a new understanding of Muhammad's life and he introduces non-Muslims not just to the story of the Prophet, but to the spiritual and ethical riches of Islam." - Amazon.com

The Veil of The Muslim Woman and Her Dress in Salat

Women of the Nation: Between Black Protest and Sunni Islam - Kindle edition by Dawn-Marie Gibson, Jamillah Karim

"Islam and AIDS is the first book to comprehensively address the HIV/AIDS pandemic from an Islam perspective, with contributions from a number of internationally known activists and scholars of Islam. With an introduction by Peter Piot, Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, this landmark work provides an insight into new possibilities of critical and progressive Islamic approaches, in both law and ethics, to one of the most urgent crises facing humankind today" - Amazon...

"The first film by a woman in Saudi Arabia exposes the country's denial of women's rights while giving Muslim feminism a voice....Muslim feminists who talk about reclaiming their religion, striving to untangle it where needed from patriarchies that dominate and misconstrue it. Wadjda nods to that sentiment in scenes where the camera stops over mother and daughter at prayer together – their faith a part of their femininity and not at odds with it." -- Rachel Shabi, TheGuardian.com

"Khaled Abou El Fadl is a classically-trained Islamic jurist, an American lawyer and law professor, and one of the most important Islamic thinkers today. In this updated and expanded edition of The Search for Beauty in Islam, Abou El Fadl offers eye-opening and enlightening insights into the contemporary realities of the current state of Islam and the West." Amazon.com

Partition (2007) - About the incredible love story between a former Sikh soldier who saves the life of a beautiful Muslim woman (Kristin Kreuk). Love this film's message of "Two Faiths. Two Worlds. One Love." (Available on Netflix)